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Accounting for the Recent Divergence in Regional Wage Differentials

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An explanation of the recent interruption in the long-term trend of regional wage convergence, showing that changes in the value that each census region places on worker characteristics account for much of the shift to wage divergence since 1980.


Suggested citation: Eberts, Randall W. “Accounting for the Recent Divergence in Regional Wage Differentials,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Review, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 14-26, 07.01.1989.

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